Founder of Tesla and SpaceKs Elon Musk is a man of great ambition, and among his plans is to build a satellite network in the Internet Internet space. Now this big project is closer to realization.
Like other Ars Technica reports, SpaceKs recently received an FCC approval from the US Communications Authority to send 7518 broadband satellites into space.
Second round of approval
Musk and SpaceKs have already received approval to launch 4425 satellites, which happened this spring, and with this new approval, the rest of the project has now got a green light.
In a press release announcing the new authorization, the FCC writes that SpaceKs is now provided with flexibility to support a wide range of broadband and communications services for private and commercial / professional users around the world.
Recently adopted 7518 satellites are so-called satellites with very low land (VLEO), which will drown around the Earth at a height of 335 to 346 kilometers. It uses a bandwidth of 37.5 – 42 GHz for communication from the room to the last stations and 47.2 – 50.2 GHz for the communication that goes differently.
The previously approved constellation of 4425 satellites will be high at an altitude between 1110 and 1325 kilometers.
One gigabyte per second
Satellites will use the so-called Phase Phase Solution, which means that the antennas can "control" the beams to concentrate those where it is most needed, with small satellite receivers that can continuously monitor satellites.
SpaceKs said earlier that the satellite system, otherwise called Starlink, would be able to deliver one gigabyte flowrate per second after the end user, after it came in place and optimized.
The idea behind the project is to provide users with more options on the high-speed Internet and to expand the network across multiple parts of the world, including areas where other infrastructure is poorly developed.
As Reuters released last month, SpaceKs plans to broadcast satellites at various stages up to and including 2024, but the goal is to use the system by 2020. It remains to be seen how we will benefit from the project.
Facebook has also tried to put a similar project on its feet, and then with drones instead of satellites, but this venture has been lowered this summer.
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